70+ Historical Fiction Books for Middle School! This list spans the globe and includes books from the 1200s to 2001. Excellent books for middle grade readers ages 10 to 14
A few weeks ago my middle school kids were complaining that history is boring. Boring!? Not only did I study history as an undergrad and graduate student, but I still love to read about history in my free time.
After hearing their complaints, I decided to make it my personal mission to change their minds. History is not boring! I have put together a list of 70+ Historical Fiction Books for Middle School that prove it.
Historical Fiction is an excellent way to help middle grade kids connect with the past and understand its significance. These fictional stories and characters make history feel real, relatable, and interesting in a way that just sharing facts cannot.
This book list begins in the 12 Century and includes middle grade historical fiction books in chronological order through September 11, 2001. They span the globe and include both well known historical events, like the World Wars, as well as lesser known events like tribal termination in U.S History and the Sudanese Civil War.
There is not one boring book on this list! I’ve read every single one and can guarantee you’ll find something you’ll love to read.
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